Chart Position: 1

  • #30 bestseller for 1967
  • Recorded live during the first-ever live satellite television broadcast
  • #370 on Rolling Stone magazines list of 500 greatest songs
  • Written by John Lennon and Paul McCartney
  • Lead vocals: John Lennon
  • Harpsichord: John Lennon
  • Backing vocals: George Harrison, Paul McCartney, Keith Moon, Donovan, Graham Nash, Jane Asher, Keith Moon, Patti Boyd, Marianne Faithful and and Mick Jagger
  • Guitar: George Harrison
  • Keyboards: George Martin
  • Piccolo trumpet: David Mason
  • Produced by George Martin
  • Recorded in London U.K.
  • George Harrison references this song by name in ‘All Those Years Ago'(1981)
  • This song was written and recorded in only 2 weeks, making it the fastest-recorded Beatles song
  • McCartney delivers the refrain ‘Loves you yea yea yea’ from their 1963 #1 hit ‘She Loves You’ during the fadeout
  • Later recorded by Fifth Dimension (1971), New Musik (1982), Echo & the Bunnymen (1984), Elvis Costello (1985), Eddie Chacon (1987), Tears for Fears (1990), Tom Jones (1993), Ferrante & Teicher (1993), Noel Gallagher (2009) and many others


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